Race Winner’s Rolex Daytona Makes 88,000 Euros

Has the bubble burst on the Rolex Daytona? Not according to the results from a recent auction in Copenhagen, where a 2017 Daytona watch, won by race driver Michael Christiansen made  very strong money. It was a charity auction to be fair, where prices tend to inflate as people want to signal their virtue, but…

Love That Tiffany Blue? Pagani Quartz Chrono Does The Job

Tiffany blue dial watches have bee one of the most popular in 2022, after Rolex Daytona values soared during lockdown. Some optimists are asking over £140,000 for a Tiff blue Daytona pre-loved, and we say that is batsh** crazy, even if you’re on the Pelosi share tipster payroll. No, what us mere mortals can do…

Will a Modded Rolex Ever Be Worth The Same As an Original?

I ponder the question after browsing the fabulous and occasionally gaudy designs on the Label Noir website, where customised skeleton dial Daytonas, super green Milgauss and tourbillion dial models all vie for watch collector cash. Yes, you can argue that a custom Rolex is uber-rare, much more so than a stock Submariner or Oyster Datejust…

Titan Black Offers Bespoke Rolex Designs

Here’s a custom watch house we just discovered, but they have been around for about ten years; Titan Black has been producing amazing Rolex, AP, Patek and other luxury watches that are true one-off models. Famously, they designed the Chronolight Rolex for a Sheikh which has his name in illuminated script on the dial. Illuminated,…

Sotheby’s Fall Watch Sale NYC

Sotheby’s has another prestige watch sale happening this week. Here are some highlights; The Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel (header images) combines an iconic sports watch design with the most classic horological complication: the perpetual calendar. The collection first launched in 1983 as the Reference 5554. The model was originally dressed in a 39 mm case…

Auctions: Will The Daytona & Royal Oak Bubble Burst?

The latest virtual auction results from Antiquorum in Geneve show that there is still as serious Daytona and Royal Oak addiction amongst watch collectors and dealers. A very nice 1967 Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, with black dial, white sub-dial combo, original bracelet and – crucially – the original hands, made 181,00 Swiss Francs, which is…

Events: London Watch Show 2020 Should Be a Collectors Delight

There is a well established event in London which showcases luxury watches, that one being Salon QP, which is a kind of Rich Kids of Mayfair type of show, a kind of Tutankamen homage to horology, with timepieces largely entombed in thick glass, to be adored and worshipped. Beautiful, but remote. There is an alternative…